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Old 15th February 2013, 21:36   #1
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Default The 2013 International Bus & Utility Vehicle Show, Noida

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Ashok Leyland, the Hinduja Group flagship, showcased the ‘Janbus’ and the ‘Janbus Midi’, the world’s ‘first’, front-engine, fully flat floor buses at the International Bus and Utility Vehicle Show, being held at Greater Noida. Feature-rich and technologically advanced, both these vehicles are innovative transport solutions addressing urban transportation needs. While the ‘Janbus’ is ideal for easy, comfortable and affordable city travel, the ‘Janbus Midi’ will serve as a feeder bus.
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With a floor height of 650 mm, the ‘Janbus’ has uniform floor height right from the driver’s work station to the rear for hassle-free passenger movement. Boarding and alighting is easy thanks to its wide doors and single step entry which also significantly reduces stoppage time at bus stops
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The 8-meter ‘Janbus Midi’, with a uniform floor height of 650 mm is specially designed for feeder services, offering passengers last mile connectivity from metro stations, BRT corridors to their final destinations. Metro feeder operations require quick boarding and alighting for which the bus is equipped with wide doors and a single-step entry.
http://www.ashokleyland.com/press-releases-list

There is a interesting read about Jan bus in detail here
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Ashok Leyland Jan bus - The Hitech Low Cost Approach
Low floor buses invariably meant integral construction and a rear engine not to mention a big cost outlay. Not any longer if one has to go by Ashok Leyland's novel approach with its Jan bus

There is something about the 'can do' spirit which has been imbibed by many of our Indian OEMs as they grapple with the onerous task of delivering worthwhile solutions to mobility while forsaking outright tech for smart thought. Much that very essence pervades the very concept of the Jan Bus (Jan as in janata, public) that has surprisingly come from the uber staid and not to mention, ultra conservative Ashok Leyland...

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Default New Tata MCV buses launched @ SIAM Bus & Utility Vehicle Show, Noida

Tata Motors to launch MCV buses for intercity and staff transportation

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International styling and luxurious interiors

Unmatched safety standards

Comfortable and pleasant ride experience

Superior tubular structure which is highly durable and corrosion resistant

Easy maintenance and service accessibility

After sales support on bus body as well
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The Indian auto major, Tata Motors has developed a line-up of world-class buses for the MCV market. The company today showcased two new exciting applications for intercity transportation and staff transportation at the SIAM International Bus & Utility Vehicles Show, at Greater Noida.
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Default re: New Tata MCV buses launched @ SIAM Bus & Utility Vehicle Show, Noida

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Tata Motors to launch MCV buses for intercity and staff transportation
Luxury Non AC Staff Bus on LPO1512 BS3 41 Seater
Similar Staff bus built by Marcopolo has been operated by Parveen travels for Bharat Benz staff transportation.
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Similar Staff bus built by Marcopolo has been operated by Parveen travels for Bharat Benz staff transportation.
The one with Parveen is a LPO 1612. This was a old vintage stock cleared by Tata.
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TATA still sells ACGL built 1512/1316/1618 buses for Export Market along with Marcopolo ones.
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What's the Market response to this innovative product ? Have seen this product on the show circuit for sometime - is this already being sold? I would assume a fairly sizeable demand if it fulfils Low floor requirements at a competitive cost.
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These are yet to available for sale. They may find in road to some STU's.
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Default re: The 2013 International Bus & Utility Vehicle Show, Noida

Can the Jan Bus replace the Volvo city buses ? What are the specs and what is the pricing ? AL had decent low floor buses with rear engine, but it never took off. What is different with this one ? We also want to see competition and we all want to see our local brands do well.
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Similar Staff bus built by Marcopolo has been operated by Parveen travels for Bharat Benz staff transportation.
How ironical!
BB staff being transported in Tata buses!
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Default re: New Tata MCV buses launched @ SIAM Bus & Utility Vehicle Show, Noida

Here's an link to the album uploaded by IndianAutosBlog for the Bus and UV expo.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/notjust...7632775173039/

I remember the Venture ambulance and the Divo luxury coach displayed at last year's Auto expo too. But yet to see them on the road!
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Default Re: New Tata MCV buses launched @ SIAM Bus & Utility Vehicle Show, Noida

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How ironical!
BB staff being transported in Tata buses!
What's the fun, they are transported in Ashok Leyland buses too!
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Default Re: New Tata MCV buses launched @ SIAM Bus & Utility Vehicle Show, Noida

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What's the fun, they are transported in Ashok Leyland buses too!
Hey, I saw one Mercedes Benz bus transporting Bharat Benz staffs, its leased from Parveen Travels though.
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Default Ashok Leyland @ International Bus and UV show

Ashok Leyland has showcased two concepts for urban transport. Both are new and innovative. Basically they are engineered for reducing total cost of acquisition. As such lower the bus floors are more the costlier they are to induct. In this case these buses are developed in front engine platform so the cost comes down significantly.Also this will have all the advantages of front engine like easy maintenance, better fuel performance etc.

In this, JanBus was already showcased in last Auto expo and now a midi version of the same is showcased as JanBus Midi.

Ashok Leyland stall
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Jan Bus Midi
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Instrument Cluster - rack and reach adjustable steering wheel

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Jan Bus Midi - Interior
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Jan Bus
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Jan Bus Steering wheel - Rack and reach adjustable
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Jan Bus comes with Leymatic Automated transmission as standard
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Jan Bus saloon rear portion showing the flat floor
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Default Tata @ International Bus & Utility Vehicle Show, Noida

As usual Tata stall was very big spanning over one complete side of exhibition stall.
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Starbus Ultra skool:
Ultra school was the cutest of the entire lot and Tata has managed to squeeze 56 seat in this 10m bus - plz note that this is narrower than regular buses. Fit finish was very good for the CV standards.

Starbus Ultra Tourist:
Pushback 36 push back 2x2 seater.Both these buses are with cable shift gear shift, rack and reach adjustable steering wheel, rear luggage box etc.

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Divo:
Same Divo, nothing new.
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Staff bus on LPO 1512
Fully built staff bus by Marcopolo on existing LPO 1512 chassis.

Luxury coach on LPO 1618
Luxury only in name and nothing in flesh. Very bad in terms of quality of materials and look.

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Sumo Gold, Aria,Safari Storm
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Default Force Motors @ 2013 International Bus & Utility Vehicle Show, Noida

Force motors was fully present and took this show so serious. Entire range from Force 1 to Gurkha, Traveller to Traveller 26 and Trump to Excel. Though the last group was not completely qualifying for this show.

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Gurkha - (Force Gurkha on sale again. Launched @ 6.25 Lakhs)More details here
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Traveller 26:
A very good engineering effort from Force motors. With Traveller enjoying a monopoly market, its a logical expansion of current range. Traveller is now wider and longer.
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Regular Traveller - Ambulance and AC version
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